The museum houses original British military artifacts, a number of which are of national importance including the only surviving MK2 'Cockle' canoe as used in the 'Cockelshell Heroes' raid.
On view are excellent displays of Civil War armour as well as fully equipped models of paratroopers from Arnhem, Suez and the Faulklands. A significient feature of the collection is a TSR2 jet engine, the only remaining example on public display
There is a unique collection of espionage equipment belonging to two British agents. The collection consists of 'James Bond' style gadgets including shoes with hidden blade and a fountain pen gun. There is also a Bulgarian Umberella - the type used to assisinate Georgi Markov in 1978.
Displays of uniforms and armour
An Enigma Machine is currently on display for a limited period.
The German military used the Enigma machine to keep their communications secret. It is an electro-mechanical device that relies on a series of rotating wheels to scramble messages into incoherent text.
The MK2 Cockle Canoe
Many items brought home from the first and second Gulf wars by Britain's armed forces are displayed. This Tornado pilot's flight gear took part in combat over Iraq
Combined Military Services Museum Station Road Maldon CM9 4LQ
Telephone 01621 841826
Wednesday to Sunday (open Bank Holiday Mondays)
10.30am to 5.00pm (Last admission 4.00pm)
Open every day during the school holidays
Baby changing facilities
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